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Your Birthday Star

The Birthday Stars generator finds stars whose distance matches your age in light-years from Earth. So if you’re 35 years, 6 months old, the generator will give you the name and location of a star that is 35.5 light years away. Your stars will (obviously) change over time, as you get older and light from more distant stars reaches us.

I’m currently 49 Capricorni. Who are you?

Link (via Neatorama)

Posted in Space September 24th, 2007 by Chip
3 comments

3 Comments

  1. Huh. I never knew there was a star named “Not a valid date”.

    Comment by Zyxt — September 24, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

  2. Your birthday star is in the constellation Taurus. It is called 39 Tauri in the Historia CÅ“lestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 0405+2200 in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 5.9 meaning that you could just see this star with the naked eye under the best viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

    Right ascension 4:5:20.3
    Declination 22:0:32.1

    This star is mumble mumble light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born.

    Comment by Gandalara — September 27, 2007 @ 10:32 am

  3. Your birthday star is in the constellation Big Bang. It has the name Fiat Lux in Johann Bayer’s Uranometria star catalog and the Book of Genesis.

    It has no visual magnitude meaning that you could just see this star with the naked eye if the light hadn’t gotten tired and had to stop to rest several dozen times.

    This star is (a number too large for this buffer to accommodate)light years away, which means that the light we don’t see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that God was born.

    Comment by Shadow — October 5, 2007 @ 1:12 am

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